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The Great Escape

How Nixon and Brando prevented another massacre at Wounded Knee—and allowed American Indian leader Dennis Banks to run free

Where Photography and Fashion Meet

A new volume unites the work of two greats: the photographer Peter Lindbergh and the couturier Azzedine Alaïa

At Home in the World

Lucky No. 13

The Big Sick

Decoding Dickens

Radical Chic

Virginie Despentes managed to get her film banned in French cinemas. With the U.S. release of two of her fieriest works, the feminist shows no signs of slowing down

Murder, They Wrote

How Do You Say “Avant-Garde” in Spanish?

Photographs by Ramón Masats chronicle the decade that revolutionized Spain

Mind Games

During W.W. I, a pair of British prisoners escaped their captors using a Ouija board. Their story reveals the power of delusion

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Where Love Goes to Die

An Affair to Remember

Short List

Books to read this week, from Robert Kanigel’s biography of Milman Parry, the man who reanimated Homer, to novels by Edmund de Waal and Bina Bernard

The New Williamsburg

Hasidim brought “the Jerusalem of America” to South Williamsburg after the Holocaust. All these years later, they’re on the move again

The Happiness Equation

When it comes to world happiness, the Nordic countries are the gold standard. Here’s what the rest of us can make of our abysmal numbers

Paris When It Sizzles

What’s more dazzling than Paris? Seeing it from above …

A Royal Record

A Moveable Feast

The Write Stuff

Eight questions with Michael Lewis, author of a new book on the pandemic, about writing, luck, and why George W. Bush isn’t all bad

Middle Ages Crisis

Flying Lessons

The author of a new book on Virgin Galactic didn’t have to look far for inspiration—like Virgin’s lead test pilot, his dad was a fighter pilot and Top Gun grad

Fifty Shades of Downing Street

A British aide who worked with Dominic Cummings on the Brexit campaign is writing an erotic novel based on her time in politics

Where the Magic Happens

Beatrice Monti della Corte has been welcoming writers to her villa in Tuscany for what feels like forever. Ralph Fiennes and Edmund White recount the extraordinary experience of being there